In the Spring of each academic year, the Department of Sociology designates honorary recipients of the following awards from its graduating seniors.

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Mortar Board Outstanding Senior Award

This award is given to students who demonstrate commitment to the discipline, or to the Student Sociology Organization through professional development, leadership and service.

Award for Contribution to Academic Programs in Sociology

This award is presented to students who are exemplary in serving as preceptors, assisting in classroom teaching, showing leadership in classes, participating in departmental committees, or performing other service to the academic program of the Sociology Department.

Academic Excellence Award

This honor is awarded to students who take and succeed (with high academic performance) in a rigorous and demanding set of courses both inside and outside of the Sociology Department.

Carly Christine Phillips Award in Applied Sociology

This award is presented in recognition of the successful application of research, skills, or knowledge of the discipline to the community, private organizations, or governmental bodies. The award honors a former graduate student, Carly Phillips, who dedicated her knowledge of Sociology and sociological research to helping others.